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  1. The Gospel according to Star Wars: Faith, Hope, and the Force
    The Gospel according to Star Wars: Faith, Hope, and the Force
    The Gospel according to Star Wars: Faith, Hope, and the Force
    The Gospel according to Star Wars: Faith, Hope, and the Force
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  2. The Gospel according to Star Wars: Faith, Hope, and the Force

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Star Wars is one of the most beloved movie series of all time, and in this book John McDowell explores the many spiritual themes that weave throughout the six films. From the Force to the dark side, the issues discussed in the films have a moral and spiritual complexity that, if paid attention to, can help us better understand our place in the world and our relation to others and to God. George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars, did not intend for his films to be mere entertainment, McDowell argues. Rather, he hoped his films would be used as a vehicle for moral education.

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John C. McDowell
First Edition
Westminster John Knox Press
Westminster John Knox Press
Westminster John Knox Press
Westminster John Knox Press
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

A number of "Gospel according to..." books use a cultural iconic book/movie to slap around some genteel Godly ideas. Not this book. McDowell lets the Force be with those who understand the essential connectedness and the dark side shadow the self-centered power of evil. Here is the theological depth underlying the reason Star Wars became the American Saga of the last quarter of the 20th Century.
Looking at all six Star Wars movies, McDowell investigates the spiritual dimensions of Lucas' famous films, as well as their compatibility with the Christian faith and American culture. Readers may find the work to be surprisingly and refreshingly academic in its orientation, in spite of its obvious slant for the popular interest. McDowell does a good job offering a spiritual, political, and cultural commentary on the Star Wars movies, and how they might be in many ways compatible with the Christian faith. The only negative point I could offer is that his style tends to ramble and wander a bit - jumping form film to film and theme to theme in his rich analysis. Readers will want to be well versed in the Star Wars films, but will find their connection to theology and political culture quite intriguing.
Bought for my son who was deployed to Afghanistan. He and his fellow officers really enjoyed it, not only as a bible study, but also they were all Star Wars fans.
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